Slip and fall injuries are a part of the law known as premises liability. Premises liability means that the owner of a property is responsible for the properties care and maintenance. The owner must ensure that their property is reasonably safe for visitors. When an injury occurs due to the owner’s failure to properly maintain their property, the victim may be entitled to cash compensation.
Examples of Premises Liability Cases:
- Injuries sustained on a commercial property, possibly because of wet floors or other negligent, dangerous conditions.
- Injuries sustained during an accident at a construction site.
- Tripping and falling on a public sidewalk or other public property.
- If a person has been physically assaulted by either employees or customers at a business.
Who is Responsible?
The law says that the owner of a property is responsible for ensuring the safety of everyone who legally visits the property. It is the responsibility of the landlord, business owner or government to make sure that all areas of their property are inspected and maintained in a reasonably safe condition.
What Should a Victim of a Slip and Fall Accident Do?
Anyone who believes they have sustained an injury as result of someone’s negligence should follow this checklist:
- File an Incident Report with the business.
- Take pictures of the area where the accident occurred and of all injuries sustained.
- Ask any witnesses for their contact information.
- Contact an attorney.
If you have suffered injuries in an incident involving a slip and fall, trip and fall, negligent security, or other premises liability situation contact us to discuss your case. We have over 20 years of experience. Talk to a lawyer for free now: 954-256-5000; or toll free: 1-800-4-USA-LAW (1-800-487-2529).